The NSW curriculum review advocates for students to learn at their own pace. While this may work within a classroom, there is no research supporting the reform of a whole education system.
COVID-19 has highlighted longstanding racial inequalities in the education system. Educators say there is a way forward and out of this.
Carl James and Kulsoom Anwer discuss the injustices and inequalities in the Canadian education system.
A circus of political theatre shouldn’t determine what children learn at school.
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Canadians for the most part have been well served with dispassionate professional judgements about matters of public interest, except when it comes to what kids learn at school.
Advocates of ‘school choice’ are often talking about wanting public funding for models like charter schools, but specialized programs should also be considered part of school choice debates.
Letting parents choose which school their child attends positions parents as consumers, and often diverts students and funding away from public schools.
Th University of Nairobi. Universities in Kenya are struggling to keep afloat.
Kenya's once financially healthy universities are in financial straits.
President George H.W. Bush in 1990.
Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
Students and lecturers at the University of Queensland researching ‘students as partners’ activities across Australian universities.
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When higher education is thought of as a commodity, students and teachers lose out. A new partnership-based approach can provide a much richer learning experience.
Betsy DeVos, shaking hands at a school choice rally shortly before she became education secretary in 2017.
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The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers of all stripes looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
After years of claiming they want to fix what’s wrong with public schools, education reformers are still hunting for solutions.
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The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
Sarah Hanson-Young has come up against the pressure of the Australian Education Union.
Some Liberals love to deride Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. In the past, the government’s immigration minister and attack dog, Peter Dutton, was particularly insulting when she was spokeswoman in his…
Governments must move away from seeing education solely as an economic benefit.
Massive expansion of the education system has created new problems, and left old ones unresolved.
With TAFE education under a cloud, the future of VET funding is vitally important.
A leaked paper suggests that the federal government should take over funding VET courses. But it's a path we should tread with great caution.
Education is free in Cuba, and is one of the island nation’s top priorities.
Cuba used three major methods to revolutionise its education system from the 1960s. The hard work has paid off and the system holds many lessons for other countries.
Most student protests in South Africa during 2015 have been peaceful and organised, but there have been moments of violent confrontation.
Two narratives have emerged from student protests in South Africa: reform on the one hand - and revolution on the other. Which narrative will triumph?
How do we create an education system that works for all?
New analysis of public data highlights flaws in the education system that is leaving disadvantaged students in the most vulnerable positions.
Arne Duncan opened the gates to a powerful network.
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By bringing private advocates to the fore in education, Arne Duncan further opened public education to privatized influences.
A move towards ‘phenomenon-based’ teaching has been divisive in Finland.
Curriculum reforms being introduced in Finland from 2016 will set aside time for 'phenomenon-based' learning across subjects.
A Russian school bus. Going in the right direction?
A new survey has found many Russians want reforms to schools and better quality control of education.
Trying their hardest.
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The shockwaves from the latest round of school league tables are still reverberating across staff rooms up and down the country. The headlines have been about a drop in the proportion of pupils achieving…
Wiping the slate clean won’t always help.
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For most governments, it’s their platform of education reforms that is politically one of the hardest programmes to push through. Yet push it through they do, in what has become a constant effort by politicians…